Friday, 19 January 2018

Win tickets to the Mozart Festival - for the whole family

The upcoming Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, in it's 10th year, is a musical smorgasbord for the whole family. It will be running from 26 January until 4 February. The Mozart Festival combines classical music concerts of the highest international standards with vital education initiatives and community engagement projects.

There is no better way to introduce our kids to classical music, than this opportunity. We like the fact that some of the events are for free, and some asking only for a donation.  Two readers of this blog can also win family tickets (4 members each) to attend the family concert on 4 February.

"What do you do if a scary monster has kidnapped you because of your magic voice, and not one of your brothers can save you? You use your own initiative, of course! Tintinyane, a beautiful tale written by Corlie Fourie, orchestrated by Peter Klatzow, and narrated by the inimitable Peter Terry is one of the reasons you need to bring your children to experience this year’s Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF)."
 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (screen print)

What you can expect - Johannesburg International Mozart Festival

(Some of the magic of the upcoming Mozart Festival)

- The potted version of Mozart’s Magic Flute

 Featuring the man with a voice like an angel, tenor Nicholas Nicolaidis and Jessica Ng, Chinese soprano starring as the queen of the night.

- The Orchestra from Scratch

Novice musicians making up one giant orchestra.

- Conduct the Orchestra

 Businessmen on the podium with a baton in hand.

- Cinema Improvisando

An outdoor screening of a 1918 silent movie accompanied by Paul Hanmer on keyboard

- Viennese New Year’s concert

A week before the festival officially begins.

- Concert by Buskaid

Both early music and contemporary kwela on the menu.

- The festival features a Composer-in-Residence. 

This year, there is not one but two Composers-in-Residence – Matthijs van Dijk and Lungiswa Plaatjies. Both from Cape Town, these talented composers form part of an ensemble ignominiously called ShhArt.

- New music 

Experimental and contemporary work by Cara Stacy, Arthur Feder and Nompostile Nyiki, as well as new South African pieces workshopped and pulled together by the SshArt ensemble in the closing concert.

- Charl du Plessis trio 

- Johannesburg Musical Society brings Lithuanian pianist Muza Rubackyte on board.

- International Holocaust Memorial Day

Hosting in collaboration with the Turkish Embassy in Pretoria, a moving and powerful screening of a documentary which tells the story of Lina Kantor (Amato), who escaped from Rhodes Island during the time of the Holocaust.

Ticket prices and booking information. 

The information is available on the Facebook page: Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, with links to book.
Also book at Computicket. 
Some of the concerts are free, and some only asks for a donation.

TWITTER: @JoinMozartFest 



Heroes & Villains Family Concert

Two readers of this blog can win 2 sets of tickets (4 people)  to the Family Concert, Heroes & Villains on 4 February at the Linder Auditorium. The show starts at 11 am - 12 pm.

Please comment below to win! Tell me what concert you would like most to attend? 
 (Info here: Mozart Festival)

For an extra entry: Tweet the following, and remind me in the comments that you have done so.

I would love to win FAMILY tickets to attend The Family Concert  @JoinMozartFest with Richard Cock, Peter Klatzow and Peter Terry on 4  Feb, via @karentoittoit (MomAgain@40)

- Only open to South African residents, who are able to get to the Linder Auditorium with their own transport on 4 January 2018.
- This giveaway will run from 18 January 2018 12 pm until 24 January 2018 at 12 pm.
- The winner will be decided by
- If you have won in the previous 3 months, you will not be eligible for this giveaway.

Disclaimer: The MomAgain@40-clan have tickets to attend the Family Concert as well.


  1. What an awesome introduction for young children to classical music!

  2. I think my kids would love Heroes & Villains.

    I tweeted. :)

  3. Congrats, MeeA and Melanie. Please send through your email details?

  4. ah crumbs, missed this. My internet was only restored last night. Looks fantastic


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